Crime
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Singer R. Kelly jailed on abuse charges

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/25/19, 12:37 pm

R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple charges of sexual abuse of a woman and three underage girls. Kelly, 52, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, spent the weekend in jail in Chicago after his arrest Friday. A judge has set bail at $1 million and said he must not have any contact with females younger than 18 if released. Prosecutors claim they have evidence that Kelly had sex with a girl as young as 14.

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One family’s ordeal

Immigration | Unable to enter the United States and unwilling to return to El Salvador, the Yanes family waits in Mexico
by Sophia Lee
Posted 2/25/19, 09:58 am

Kenny Yanes and his wife Ezequiel lived in a gang-infested, poverty-wrecked barrio in El Salvador. A full day’s labor in the fields earned them $7 each. “There’s no freedom,” Kenny told me. “The gangs watch every move you make. What kind of life is that? Forget about finding a job. Forget about living life. That alone should make anyone want to leave the country.”

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Coast Guard member had hit list of Democrats

by Alyssa Jackson
Posted 2/21/19, 12:11 pm

A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant is set to appear in federal court Thursday after his arrest last week in connection with a domestic terror plot. Christopher Paul Hasson allegedly drafted an email in June 2017 in which he said he was “dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth” and pondering how he might be able to acquire anthrax and toxins to create botulism or a deadly influenza, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland.

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